Mahesh Babu has tested positive for Covid-19, the Telugu actor informed in an official statement on Thursday. Addressing his fans and well-wishers, the superstar released a statement on social media that is as follows: "Despite taking all the necessary precautions, I've tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms. I've isolated myself at home and have been following medical guidance. Request all those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone who's not taken their vaccination to do so immediately, as it reduces the risk of severe symptoms and hospitalization. Please follow the COVID norms and stay safe. Can't wait to be back." Below is Mahesh Babu's statement: 

The latest assurance from Mahesh Babu to bounce back from his Covid-19 treatment will come as a big respite for fans considering the actor happens to be one who adheres to a top health and fitness regime. Fans will be looking forward to the actor making a speedy recovery and also witness him in action once again on the big screen in his upcoming action film, Sarkaru Vaari Paata, which is slated to hit screens worldwide on April 1. Initially planned for a Sankranthi weekend release, the film was later rescheduled to open in theatres in April owing to the clash of pan-Indian Telugu biggies namely SS Rajamouli's RRR starring Ram Charan and Jr. NTR and Prabhas and Pooja Hegde-starrer Radhe Shyam. Mahesh Babu and team Sarkaru Vaari Paata's decision to postpone their film to a much later date earned appreciation from many in the industry, including Rajamouli and the fans too. 

Sarkaru Vaari Paata has Mahesh Babu paired opposite leading South Indian sensation and National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh and has been directed by Parasuram of Geetha Govindam fame. Produced jointly by Mythri Movie Makers, 14 Reels Plus, and G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment, it has also been announced that more updates from the film will be made by the makers from Sankranthi. With Sarkaru Vaari Paata ready for a release, Mahesh Babu will be teaming up next with SS Rajamouli for an untitled film, with their combo teased for a while now since the blockbuster success of the filmmaker's astounding success of his Baahubali franchise.